About

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Radiation Oncologist & Assistant Clinical Professor 2013 – Present
    Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton,Alberta

EDUCATION

  • Brachytherapy and IORT fellowship 2012 – 2013
    Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Radiation Oncology Residency 2007 – 2012
    University of Alberta
  • Doctor of Medicine 2003 – 2007
    University of Alberta
  • B.Sc. with Specialization in Chemistry with Distinction 1999 – 2003
    University of Alberta

BOARD QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • American Board of Radiology – Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK&CS, Step 3

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
  • RJS (Robert) and Ada Maude Wright Memorial Prize in Radiation Oncology 2012
  • Young Investigator of the Year Award, MASCC/ISOO International Symposium 2012
  • Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders – Resident Category 2012
  • Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership, University of Alberta 2006 – 2007
  • George Grover Leadership Scholarship, University of Alberta 2005 – 2006
  • Dr. Ray & Gloria Rajotte Leadership Scholarship in Medicine, University of Alberta 2004 – 2005 T4K
  • Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship, University of Alberta 2004 – 2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Gilbert’s Scholar Clinical Skills Teaching Preceptor 2013
  • National Assessment Collaboration OSCE Examiner 2011
  • University of Alberta Medical School Year 4 OSCE examiner 2010 – 2011
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta Teaching Assistant, Chemistry 101/102 2002 –2003

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • University of Alberta Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Co-chief Resident 2012
  • Professional Association of Residents of Alberta 2010-2011
    • VP Operations and Finance Chair, Board of Directors
    • Chair, Operations and Finance Committee
    • Chair, Contract Compliance Committee
    • Member, Negotiations Committee
  • Professional Association of Residents of Alberta 2009 – 2010
    • Past President
    • Chair, Human Resources Committee
    • Chair, Board of Directors
  • Canadian Association of Interns and Residents 2008 – 2009
    • Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
    • Alberta Representative, Board of Directors
  • Professional Association of Residents of Alberta 2008 – 2009
    • President
    • Chair, Board of Directors
    • Resident delegate, AMA Representative Forum
    • Delegate, Canadian Medical Association General Council
  • Professional Association of Residents of Alberta 2007 – 2008
    • Aggregate Representative
  • Calgary and Area Physicians Association 2007 – 2008
    • Resident Representative
  • Canadian Federation of Medical Students 2004 – 2006
    • Information Technology Officer
  • SHINE (Student Health Initiative for the Needs of Edmonton) Clinic 2004 – 2006
    • Vice President, Finance
  • Young Albertans Progressive Conservative Association 2004 – 2006
    • Northern Director
  • University of Alberta Students’ Council 2004 – 2005
    • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Councilor
  • University of Alberta General Faculties Council 2004 – 2005
    • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Councilor

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Fairchild A, Debenham B, Danielson B, Huang F, Ghosh S. Comparative multidisciplinary prediction of survival in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24136159
  2. Debenham BJ, Hu KS, Harrison LB. Present status and future directions of intraoperative radiotherapy. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Oct;14(11):e457-64. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70270-5.
  3. Shasha D, Mourad WF, Kaminetsky J, Debenham B, Glanzman J, Gámez M, Shourbaji RA, Stember D, Harrison LB. Very High Potency Preservation Rates in Young Men (<60) After Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics. 1 October 2013 (Vol. 87, Issue 2, Supplement, Page S394, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.06.1034)
  4. Debenham BJ, Harrison LB, Gorfinkel N, Salant R, Shasha D. Biochemical Outcomes in Patients with Gleason Score 9 or 10 Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate from a Single Institution. Brachytherapy. March 2013 (Vol. 12 Supplement 1, Page S65, DOI: 10.1016/j.brachy.2013.01.130)
  5. Shasha D, Debenham BJ, Perlow A, Salant R, Harrison LB. Biochemical Outcomes in Patients with Gleason Score 8 Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate from a Single Institution. Brachytherapy. March 2013 (Vol. 12 Supplement 1, Page S69, DOI: 10.1016/j.brachy.2013.01.139)
  6. Shasha D, Debenham BJ, Salant R, Harrison LB. PSA outcomes in patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate with presenting PSA > 20 ng/ml. J Clin Oncol 31, 2013 (suppl 6; abstr 241)